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JIM McCARTY Would be up for a Yardbirds Reunion With Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton

The impact of the legendary The Yardbirds on the formation of Hard Rock cannot be underestimated.  Their influence on Led Zeppelin, Rush, Aerosmith and Rainbow and many others is undeniable.  Drummer, Jim McCarty was the only ever present member of the band and saw Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page come and go.  Mick Burgess called him up to chat about his new solo album Walking In The Wild Land that sees him in a more singer songwriter reflective mood. He explained the Rush connection that saw Alex Lifeson, Terry Brown and Hugh Syme become involved in his record.  He also spoke candidly about his time in The Yardbirds and the enticing possibility of a reunion one day with Beck, Clapton and Page. …READ MORE